Grandmother had children over 28 year span

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 29, 2011 | 1 comments

I once helped my Dad research our family tree. Life certainly happened before contraception!

We found one great-great-grandmother of ours who had children over a 28 year span - from age 18 to age 46!

And she was far from the only one having children over 40 back then.


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    My grandmother (still alive at 85) had 10 children, the eldest at age 23 and the youngest at age 46.

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